1890+ Fleischmann & Bloedel Eden Bébé doll, 22 1/2" tall, bisque head, wigged, feathered
eyebrows, glass eyes, painted upper and lower eye lashes, open mouth with teeth,
jointed French composition and wood body, doll marked Eden bebe
Founded in Fürth, Sonneberg, Germany in 1873 by Salomon
Fleischmann and Jean
Bloedel (also spelled Blödel) as a factory making toys and dolls. They
also established offices in Paris, France and London, England.
Fleishmann & Bloedel made knick knacks, dolls or figures of
porcelain, sheet metal, iron, wood, wax and papier mache, toys (a mon Mignon)
that moved and played music, automatic dolls that walked and/or talked.
In 1899 Fleischmann & Bloedel joined the alliance of French
dolls makers S.F.B.J. with Salomon
Fleishmann as it's first director.
By 1905 both original owners had passed away and Josef Berlin
took over ownership and expanded the factory.
Advertised 1910+ Perlico-Perlaco mechanical works for dolls and
animals, 1913 plush animals and caricature dolls with unbreakable heads. In 1914 registered Michu for felt plush toys and character dolls
and in 1922 advertised Der heitere Fridolin (The happy Fridolin) an advertising
character doll for a Berlin publishing company.